Stream Details

Mossy Glen

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: 5 miles northwest of Edgewood at the termination of the Level B portion of Eagle Ave. Road damage from weather has made access to this site difficult for all vehicles. Not recommended for low-clearance or 2-wheel drives.
Stream Segment Length: 0.50

Amenities

Amenities at Mossy Glen include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: For stained water, try using a streamer or minnow imitation. Terrestrial bugs are beginning to show up on streams. Ants, grasshoppers, and crickets should start to turn heads.
    Brown Trout - Good: A nice variety of insects have been hatching during the day. Try using a #18 blue wing olive or #14 or #16 caddis fly imitation. Strong midge hatches have also been occurring.
    Trout streams are fishable but flows are up. Trout anglers continue to watch for wild Parsnip and wear long-sleeve shirts and pants. Take care when walking through this weed when getting to your favorite stream. Don't let it touch your skin. It reacts with the sun and causes horrible blisters.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Remember, a few of our streams are not stocked in July and August as these streams tend to get too warm for cold water fish. Please refer to our calendar and map to find out which ones. Spin fishers might try using spinners or worms for success.

    Fishing Summary

    A low density brown trout population is present in Mossy Glen Creek in Mossy Glen State Preserve and some adjacent private lands. Access to private lands is by landowner permssion only.(2012)

    Stream Maps

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • 05/10/2010 - 750 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/20/2009 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/13/2008 - 709 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/29/2007 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.1")

    Regulations

    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

    • Brown Trout
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
    • White Sucker
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.

    Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

    The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.

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